Sunday, December 10, 2006

Art Fair


'Taking a Break'...........oil on panel.............12x16"
While making my way through the exhibition booths at the Beverly Hill's art fair back in October, I came across a gentleman unwinding from a day's hard work. The sun dappled tents and luminous pink flower bed caught my eye. I found the high contrast lighting on the jaunty exhibitor to be quite appealing as well. I took a few reference photos and completed this painting at the studio.

14 comments:

W. K. Moore said...

Best in show! And you weren't even in the show.. lol

René said...

Again a painting that i could watch for hours,and again with such a nice underpainting. Men, what would i like to see a work in progress from you.

Ryan Evans said...

Fantastic light in this piece- I agree with Rene, I would love to see a WIP!!

W. K. Moore said...

Sounds like a workshop is developing..

Jennifer McChristian said...

Actually Rene, that's not a bad idea. I might just do that. :-)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Ryan,

Creating a sense of radiance was the main goal in this particular piece.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Thanks Bill,

Where's my prize money??

;-)

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Another wonderful painting, Jennifer. Apart from your great colour sense, your reduced brushwork, which shows your underpainting colour where you need it, is so outstanding.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Oh, I had forgotten to thank you for posting my links on your site. I have done the same with your links in hope that many people will see your work and that the people here in Europe will become more aware of that kind of painting, which is here almost extinct.

Liz Abeyta said...

When's the workshop? :) These are just fantastic. The light and shadow in this and LA Wash... nice!

Michael Pieczonka said...

This is a really nice painting! You drafting ability becomes quite obvious with the figure in this piece. I love the pensive expression you've given the guy in the chair.. it's like he is reflecting on something after just having taken a lunch break.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Stefan,

Thank you for the generous compliments!
I am surprised to hear that this type of painting is almost extinct in Europe as that is the birthplace of impressionism.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Liz,

Thanks!
I gave Bill the permission to constantly badger me about teaching a workshop until I actually go and do it. I'll keep you posted. :-)

Jennifer McChristian said...

Michael,

I'm glad that came across in the painting. My goal was to have the figure appear relaxed and blitheful.